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FINDINGS: How Uganda's political settlement is impeding PSRs

The Ugandan state presents an interesting puzzle for advocates of public sector reforms (PSRs). Though it has been subjected to

Spotlight on an ESID expert – Research Associate Eleni Sifaki

  2 February 2017 Eleni Sifaki recently joined ESID as a Research Associate and is currently focusing on our women's

WATCH: Sarah Nandudu on the factors behind TSUPU's success

Sarah Nandudu, Vice President at National Slum Dwellers Federation, Uganda, identifies key factors behind the success of ESID's Transforming Settlements

ESID academics co-producing knowledge with informal settlement residents

By Diana Mitlin 12 January 2017 In December a team from ESID visited Uganda to share the outcomes of research

Promoting urban poverty reduction in Uganda: Lessons for Slum-Dweller Federations

Briefing No. 26 The Transforming Settlements for the Urban Poor (TSUPU) Programme was formed in 2010 as a partnership between

Promoting urban poverty reduction in Uganda: Lessons from TSUPU municipalities

Briefing No. 25 The Transforming Settlements for the Urban Poor (TSUPU) Programme sought to align national, municipal and community urban

Promoting urban poverty reduction: Lessons from Uganda

Briefing No. 24 Uganda has one of the highest urban growth rates in the world. An estimated 60 percent of

The politics of promoting social cash transfers in Uganda

Working paper 69 Download pdf Sam Hickey and Badru Bukenya In 2015 the Government of Uganda agreed to start rolling

LISTEN: Sam Hickey debates Uganda's capacity for development

ESID recently hosted a symposium in conjunction with Makerere University in Kampala to present our latest research findings from Uganda. Titled 'Governing

Public sector reform in Uganda: behind the façade

Briefing No. 23 While reforms in Uganda in the 1980s and 1990s aimed at achieving public sector efficiency, those in

The politics of promoting social cash transfers in Uganda

Briefing No. 22 The promotion of social protection in Uganda has been a highly political affair, closely shaped by political

Governing health care in Uganda: explaining the mixed record on delivering rural maternal health services

Briefing No. 21 Maternal and child health conditions account for over 20 percent of the total disease burden in Uganda.

From schooling to learning: Is Uganda committed to increasing the quality of basic education?

Briefing No. 20 Developments in the Ugandan education sector since 1996 paint a picture of increased enrolments, but little or

The politics of promoting gender equity in Uganda

Briefing No. 19 The framework used in this study brings together a political settlement approach and recent feminist analysis of

Inclusion as political mobilisation: The political economy of quality education initiatives in Uganda

Working paper 65 Download pdf Anne Mette Kjær and Nansozi K. Muwanga Uganda has been successful in broadening access to

WATCH: Why are local government committed to reducing urban poverty in Uganda?

5 July 2016 One of the questions that Sophie King is researching is what shapes commitment to reducing urban poverty

WATCH: Introducing our research on urban poverty in Uganda

Diana Mitlin and Sophie King talk about their collaborative research on the needs of disadvantaged groups in cities across Uganda.

Co-producing knowledge about government vision, commitment and capacity to reduce urban poverty in Uganda

  28 June 2016 By Sophie King in conversation with Katana Goretti, Peter Kasaija and Silver Owere In the first

Peter Kasaija

Role Peter Kasaija is a Research Associate on ESID’s research on urban pro-poor programming in Uganda, with Diana Mitlin and

Urban poverty in Uganda

Title What shapes state vision, commitment and capacity to reduce urban poverty in Ugandan towns and cities? A comparative study

Dr Sophie King

Role Sophie King is Research Fellow at the Realising Just Cities programme at the University of Sheffield’s Urban Institute. Along with Diana

Optimistic rebels vs. the anti-politics machine

29 February 2016 Chris Lyon The secret has been out the bag for a while now. Time was when the